Wednesday, April 20, 2005                 847-526-6225

No. 11  

North Suburban Library System 2004 "Library of the Year"

In this issue
Wauconda Area Community Information Network

Hot e-Tip! Google Help Center
Best of Broadband Museum of Online Museums
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Library Home Page Updated Daily!
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
Movie Theatre 
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Community Calendar
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
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New! Wauconda Area Community Information Network



Wauconda Area
Community Information Network

Wauconda              Island Lake             Lakemoor       
Lake Barrington        Port Barrington       Volo

Announcing the New Improved
Wauconda Area

Community Information Network
powered by NorthStarNet

The Wauconda Area Library is pleased to announce the Wauconda Area Community Information Network (, a community information portal providing easy web-based access to information pertaining to or of interest to the communities of Wauconda, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, Lakemoor, and Volo. This site is the most comprehensive web-based information gateway to these communities, all of which are located fully or partially within the library district. is a service of the Wauconda Area Library and is hosted on NorthStarNet, a web-based information network of Chicago area communities.  NorthStarNet is managed by the North Suburban Library System and more than 50 local libraries representing numerous communities.

The purpose of the Community Information Network is threefold:

  • Provide a comprehensive directory of organizations, resources, services and events in the Wauconda Area or of interest to the Wauconda Area community, with links to area websites and information.
  • Provide a Community Calendar, a web-based cooperative service that provides Wauconda area residents with one-click access to local happenings.
  • Provide free Internet web hosting to Wauconda Area organizations so that they can develop their own web presence.

If you belong to an organization in the Wauconda Area , you can have a presence on our community's Community Information Network! This state-of-the-art Community Information Network is visited thousands of times per each month by people seeking information about resources and events in the Wauconda Area. Join us in making sure that these people can find you online.

Wauconda Area Organizations, Get a Web Site!

Signing up with the Wauconda Area Community Information Network is not only easy, it's free!

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn how your organization can get free and unlimited server space to host your web site.  Unfamiliar with creating a web site? We'll help you get started!

If your Wauconda Area organization or business already has a website, you can request a link from the Community Information Network by clicking here.

Hot e-Tip!      Google Help Center

Check the Help Center

In addition to providing easy access to more than 8 billion web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for.  So many, in fact, that it's becoming hard to keep up with them all.  The Google Help Center makes it easy to learn exactly how to use these features.  The Google Web Search Features page is especially helpful.  Careful, though - allow lots of time for fascination!

Best of BroadbandMuseum of Online Museums

Museum of Online Museums


Ever get the urge to visit a museum and you simply don't have time to make a day of it?Bookmark this web site and you will be able to make a quick visit whenever you wish!  At the top of many "Coolest Web Site" lists, this is a collection of many of the greatest museum web sites in the world (and much more).   As the web site itself states:

"Start with a review of classic art and architecture, and graduate to the study of mundane (and sometimes bizarre) objects elevated to art by their numbers, juxtaposition, or passion of the collector."

As one blogger says, "..if you can imagine it, someone collects it. If by some miracle you exhaust the Museum and its links, as well as the links from the links, why, don't despair: there's the annex, which lists sites recently acquired but not yet fully indexed and described by the Museum."

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Be our guest!  Use it @ your library!


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